White xj people problems

DocMoe

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So I get off work, and my Jeep won't crank.:bawl:
I have power and no check engine light, but it doesn't even try to start. In reverse the lights come on. I was still thinking it was the NSS. I pulled the NSS and opened it up and it seemed the spring were a bit gummed up with the yellow goo, but the contacts seemed pretty clean. I cleaned it with crc electronics cleaner and put a bit of Dielectric grease in there, and reinstalled the assembly. still no joy.

Any ideas? Thanks
 

blondejoncherokee

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put it in N to start it. If that doesn't work, make sure the battery is fully charged. Mymoney is on the battery being dead. all the lights will work with a mostly dead battery. How is the fluid level inside the battery
 

scottmcneal

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You could try hitting the starter with a hammer if all else fails. I just had to hit the starter on my wife's jeep to get it to start. Time to clean it or replace it on hers
 

DocMoe

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I tried N, no good. I figured the battery was fine because the gauge seems strong and all accessories seem strong usually on a dead battery there is a noticeable loss of power. But I'll check it out when I go to work tomorrow anyway. Jeep's still in the parking lot. my money is on a drained/dead battery
 
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DocMoe

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You could try hitting the starter with a hammer if all else fails. I just had to hit the starter on my wife's jeep to get it to start. Time to clean it or replace it on hers
If it was the starter shouldn't I at least hear it try to start? When I turn the key NOTHING happens under the hood. But I'll try that too. At least I get to hit something with a hammer .
 

blondejoncherokee

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put it on a legit charger and then test it will a real amperage tester. Otherwise, its NSS, or CPS, ignition switch . Verify that the starter solenoid is not fubar. or rats ate some wires somewhere.
 

Jeep450r

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If it was the starter shouldn't I at least hear it try to start? When I turn the key NOTHING happens under the hood. But I'll try that too. At least I get to hit something with a hammer .
Don't just hit the starter, hit the solonoid on the side of it.
 

Jeep450r

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put it on a legit charger and then test it will a real amperage tester. Otherwise, its NSS, or CPS, ignition switch . Verify that the starter solenoid is not fubar. or rats ate some wires somewhere.
A bad cps will still allow it to crank. Just won't get fuel or spark.
 

Phil

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No check engine light at all ever when you turn the key to run?

We diagnosed my 94 4.0L as a bad computer because the check engine light was not coming on at all.

Swapped in a spare and it fired right up.
 

DocMoe

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No check engine light at all ever when you turn the key to run?

We diagnosed my 94 4.0L as a bad computer because the check engine light was not coming on at all.

Swapped in a spare and it fired right up.
check engine light comes on normally when I first turn the key, then turns off as it should.


A bad cps will still allow it to crank. Just won't get fuel or spark.
Thats what I was thinking as well from what I've read
 

smokinu

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Im not sure of the year yours is. But isnt their a fusable link in the system? Maybe a faulty relay.

I had a bad relay when i first bought my jeep it would cold start fine. But if it was warm and you tried to restart it wouldnt.
 
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